My Best Friend's Girl Poster - Lead Dane Cook Hates It!
We haven't covered much relating to the Dane Cook film My Best Friend's Girl, which is set to release next month on the 19th. I can't speak for Alex, but I have little interest in the entire concept and cast. Cook was only okay in Mr. Brooks, though I've never found him particularly funny; Kate Hudson is drowning in lame-ass rom-coms as of late; and Jason Biggs peaked in American Pie. Put all three together in a romantic comedy where Biggs plays the wet rag, Cook the cocky anti-hero and Hudson the maiden to be had, and you have a big ole helping of bland cinema at best. However, Cook gets some serious points for taking to his official blog and lambasting the poster for the film (seen below for reference). How great is it that the lead of a film publicly calls the studio out for a crappy one-sheet?! It's about time!
I can't help contain myself, so I've posted his entire hilarious list (from MySpace) for your enjoyment - and the poster is below as well. Straight from Cook's electric mouth are his 10 reasons why the poster sucks:
Whoever photoshopped our poster must have done so at taser point with 3 minutes to fulfill their hostage takers deranged obligations. They should have called Donnie Hoyle and had him give a tutorial using "You Suck at Photoshop" templates. This is so glossy it makes Entertainment Weekly look wooden.
2. My head:
The left side of my face seems to be melting off of my skull. I guess I am looking directly into the Ark of the Covenant? Are they going for the bells palsy thing here? My left side looks like Brittany Spears' vagina.
3. The Stare:
My character apparently has fallen in love with a strand of Kate Hudsons hair. Kate's mannequin is desperately in love with the inside of my right ear while Jason is half stunned, half corsage.
It looks like I'm wearing Maybelline Water Shine Diamonds Liquid Lipstick. My characters name is now Winter Solstice and I'm a hooker with a heart of gold. Jason is my floral carrying pimp, while Kate is my first trick!
My character is sporting a very high collar I mean damn they should be snow capped at that altitude. It's going for the vampire lurking in the castle basement vibe. An Olympic pole vaulter would have a tough go clearing that collar. I'm also able to turn my head comfortably 180 degrees, because I was raised in an abandoned barn by a family of owls.
It's no secret that I'm more rugged facially due to a drunken visit by the teen acne fairy, but according to this poster I've got perfect porcelain flesh. I look like the fuckin' bathroom floor at Caesars Palace. One of Marie Osmond's dolls would look at me and say "shit … that guys got flawless skin!"
It's actually a close up shot of Tom Sellecks Magnum P.I. mustache they photo-slapped on my noggin'.
8. The set:
Pick one. This entire film takes place:
A. on Gattaca
B. at the Fortress of Solitude
C. inside a crystal wind chime
9. The cast:
Alec Baldwin is so fucking funny in this movie! Is he on the poster? I think so. He plays the wise talking plant Jason is clutching.
10. Final thoughts:
I set out to make a movie like the contemporary men and women, that you and I respect, are making. My generation of comedians, actors, directors and producers that I wish to collaborate with as I build a solid body of work.
Finally someone with some power had the nerve to call the studio out for the awful posters we see all too much! This is definitely not the first time we've seen something this bad and I'm amazed at how terrible some of these designs are. You'd expect movie studios with sky high budget's to be able to hire quality graphic designs. If not for Cook's call out, My Best Friend's Girl would have probably slipped by me completely. I'm still not sure I'll see it, but I'm definitely more interested than I was. What about you?
Reader Feedback - 30 Comments
Dane Cook sucks. He is not funny, and spends 45 minutes on a joke to get to the punchline, and it isn't ever funny. He acts like he has ADD, constantly going off topic, and even those moments suck too. I hope he suddenly loses his trachea one day, so I never have to hear him again
Mr. Pockets on Aug 12, 2008
He is 100% right about all the critics on that poster ... 🙂
Shero on Aug 12, 2008
I can appreciate him calling it out, but then again its a low quality poster for a low quality movie.
Nick Sears on Aug 12, 2008
You know you're on to a winner when you've got three people on a poster all sporting different lighting on their faces. He's right about the stares though. I've always hated those awful composite shot posters where they're trying to imply everyone is looking at each other but it's clear that everyone would actually be staring twenty foot out of frame if they were actually together.
Chris on Aug 12, 2008
I've said this before about other films, and it'll probably apply to this one as well. As bad as this poster is, it'll probably be a lot better than the film.
kevjohn on Aug 12, 2008
i like his stand up events. i saw the red band trailer for this, it looks like the opposite of hitch. but it looks alright.
Darrin on Aug 12, 2008
Ok.....While I admit with most of you that I'm not the world's biggest Dane Cook fan, and his movies are far from exceptional, you have to give him credit. He rose to the top of the comedic chain exceptionally fast, is either co-starring with or banging incredibly hot women, and has enough balls to call out his own studio when they put out something as shitty as that poster. While he is digging himself a steretype that's going to just get harder to erase (the goofy, good looking rom-com guy) he took a small step towards the better with Mr. Brooks, and let's just hope he can do make the smart move and take some career chances. Even Ledger did 10 things I hate about you and A Knights Tale (NOT A COMPARISON! JUST AN EXAMPLE OF HOW SOMEONE CAN SIDESTEP FROM BECOMING A CLICHE GENRE ACTOR)
Tyler on Aug 12, 2008
Wow! This is the funniest thing Dane Cook has ever done. It's too bad the movie can't possibly live up to the lambasting its poster received.
Fatal Error on Aug 12, 2008
Hey I like Dane Cook and Knights Tale!
Richard on Aug 12, 2008
what a lazy tagline-but nice 10.
twispious on Aug 12, 2008
The smile: The look a man gives when he tombstones a room with a decent looking chick in it.
L on Aug 12, 2008
Finally someone who tells it like it is! Excellent PR move! The only one who may be on top of his game still is Alec Baldwin. I'm sure he's gonna steal the show!
Pickle on Aug 12, 2008
Where's the funny?
Joshua on Aug 12, 2008
Woah woah woah...someone comparing Dane Cook to Heath Ledger??? HEATH LEDGER for Christsakes! Why stop there? Did you forget De Niro and Pacino? One was a great actor, and the other is a popular comedian...popular for being popular. The only thing worse than hearing Dane Cook do comedy is reading his comedy. And yes i read it. I was THAT bored.
Joshua on Aug 12, 2008
I agree with you guys when you all say that Dane Cook is not funny at all. I just don't get how the hell he managed to get a sold out show---let alone a sold out show taped and played on cable TV!!!!!
Blue Silver on Aug 12, 2008
I thought I was the only one who thought Dane Cook was overrated. "This sucks!" (Butthead)
vu on Aug 12, 2008
Finally. Some one with some backbone! Way to go Dane.
Ryan on Aug 12, 2008
Cook is right. It *is* a shitty one-sheet. But then again, he's not the target audience. Bubble-headed cheerleaders are. He pretty much put out a Top 10 list that revealed how vain he is.
Tom Brazelton on Aug 12, 2008
I don't like Dane Cook, but I can admit when he says something funny. He said something funny here.
DCompose on Aug 12, 2008
i can see why he hates it so much, im not a fan of dane cook at all the only thing he was funny in was Waiting and he had a small part. Not interested in this movie what so ever.
Curtis on Aug 12, 2008
I hate Dane cool and he definitely isn't funny...but hell, I agree. From a graphic artist's point of view, that poster looks like it was done within 10 minutes...and not in the good way.
Hyacinth on Aug 13, 2008
Agree with everything you said Kevin and the majority of the posts here. This movie is going to hit the shelves quickly. Never was a Dane Cook fan either. Will probably make $30-$40 @ the box office.
Omega728 on Aug 13, 2008
i've said this once and ill say it again-dane cook is not fucking funny. first of all, the poster is not that bad, the only problems being that cook and hudson are looking like they're about to measure each other via back-to-back and jason biggs with his fucked up eyebrows is standing in no man's land. second;y, cook shouldn't be criticizing his own films, becuase his movies get enough bad reviwes already. i saw the trailer at forbiddeen kingdom and pineapple express, and there's no wonder why it comes out in september, the movie sucks!!!!
LeeMan on Aug 13, 2008
Did he not read the script before saying yes and banking the cheque? Maybe he thought the production was going to magically turn into The Godfather or something. I smell a rat (who are always the first to leave a sinking ship).
sleepykid on Aug 13, 2008
Wow, that is a horrible poster. Really bad job on the cut and paste.
McCoffee on Aug 13, 2008
I heard your mom has an electric mouth.
Joe on Aug 13, 2008
if you don't think Dane Cook is hilarious then you're just not cool enough to get it.
Dustyman1505 on Aug 13, 2008
I thought Good Luck Chuck was a pretty funny movie. Definitely nothing new, but funny all the same. I like that he called out how bad this poster is, but aside from the Tom Selleck's mustache is my hair quip it wasn't anything that any person who understands a metaphor couldn't do. Our theater here has a huge carboard stand alone of this in the lobby and I've noticed how bland and boring it is for a movie that's probably going to be based mostly on silly humor. Change the title and this poster could be used for Steel Magnolias II. I could make this poster, and if I can photoshop this poster.....it's not a good poster. Watch the studio throw out a second poster for this film just because of this rant.
ImaginaryVisionary on Aug 13, 2008
he cant even spell BRITNEY SPEARS, thats so bad. what year does he live in? and that comment on her is rediculess too, we are 2008, that vagina 'brittany' time has passed away, thank u very much.
missy on Aug 14, 2008
I'm just going to say that it's kinda odd that all of you people think Dane sucks... If you don't like his sense of humor - OR his stand up comedy... then WHY on earth would you see his movies - or look at bulletins or blogs about him? A lot of his lines in the movie are jokes i'm sure he made himself - which I think are friggin hilarious... but this movie is actually really good. Dane's hilarious in it and Kate Hudson does a great job of complimenting his humor. If you dont like him or the movie then that sucks to be you. - Dont hate him cuz he has 2 million plus friends on Myspace and your favorite comedian has 200.
Angel on Jan 31, 2009
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